Welcome to the Bermuda Railway Pages

Bermuda used to have a railway, and now it has a railway trail. This website will talk about both of them and, whether you are a railway buff or a Bermuda enthusiast, I think you will find something of interest.

Bermuda Railway history to be published
MariTimes announcement
Some of you may already know that I have been working on a history of the Bermuda Railway. If all goes well the book will be published by the BNM Press sometime in 2019. The Bermuda National Museum recently announced the publication in their magazine, Maritimes.
Then: the Bermuda Railway tells the story of the 22-mile-long railway that served Bermuda from 1931 to 1948. This section explains how Bermuda entered the modern era with a railway, rather than road transportation, and why the railway only survived for the remarkably short period of 17 years. It describes the Bermuda Railway’s passenger and freight operations, and its rolling stock. A tour of the line presents pictures of the line in its heyday. An FAQ tries to answer your questions.

Now: the Bermuda Railway Trail presents the linear park that is all that remains of the old railway. The Trail provides Bermudians and visitors alike with a wonderful, alternative way to see Bermuda. Outside the City of Hamilton (where signs of the railway have disappeared under more than 50 years of growth), almost all of the old right of way is available for walking, cycling, riding and, in some sections, even roller-blading. This section of the site remains to be completed but will eventually describe the Trail, its various sections and how to reach them, and the sights and amenities found nearby. A photo tour will gives you an idea of what to expect, and an FAQ will answer specific questions.

Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. If you have never seen Bermuda, I hope it encourages you to visit. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them along.

Flatts Trail bridge opens

rglogo1.gif&LogoXPos=5&LogoYPos=5&maxw=630&maxh=350The Railway Trail bridge across Flatts Inlet was officially opened on Monday, Nov. 12. See the reports on Bernews or the Royal Gazette.

First spans of Flatts Trail bridge installed

Walkway-Bridge-Bermuda-Sept-2018-4The first spans of the Railway Trail bridge at Flatts have been installed,. See the reports on Bernews or the Royal Gazette.
Please note: As far as I know, all the historical pictures on this website are out of copyright. If you see any pictures on this site that you think should not be published here, please let me know.

All the Railway Trail pictures are copyright, © Simon Horn.